The Doc is in. My little girl loves watching Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior. I find that I quite enjoy watching it with her as each episode teaches a little lesson. I recently had the opportunity to review the Spotty Lambie Playset but that didn’t contain any medical instruments.
What better way for her to learn about medicine that to have her own little doctor set?
We’ve all had them – doctor sets, I mean. This one however is quite different as it has so many features. The Doc McStuffins Carry Along Clinic Playset from Flair is every little Doc McStuffins fan’s dream.
First look at it and you will notice that it is quite large and looks glittery. The best part about it, is that you can close it up into a sort of doctor’s bag.
The set comes with Lambie as well as instruments – syringe, stethoscope, otoscope and thermometer.
It also comes with a little interactive panel which has interchangeable cards/slides in it. The panel is removable and can be played with separately. The slides correspond to different part of the body and if you press the correct instrument button the corresponding part of the body lights up. Pretty neat way of teaching children about medical instruments. It also plays the theme song from the television series Doc McStuffins.
The playset in itself is rather lovely and also contains a little sink with a tap that you can turn and it makes a sound.
The laptop that is shown and mentioned in the promotional packs does not come with it. I did a thorough search as I had a moment of panic thinking I had overlooked it and it had gone with the packaging!!
What we thought of it…
It is a lovely sparkly little set and Aeryn and even Jadyn really like it. The instruments are perfect for little hands and I am really happy that the stethoscope fits perfectly into the drawer so it all packs into one handy case.
It is a perfect toy for role play and even to get children acquainted with medical tools so that they are not as frightened when they get to the doctor’s.
The only slight problem with the set is that the top gets too heavy with the interactive panel and it tends to tip backwards. We had a solution as we played with it against the sofa and it seemed fine. If your remove the panel, it does seem to balance a bit better but it still does tip backwards so it is best if you stand it against something.
It may have been nice to have the other toys from the series with the playset or even to have them available as separate buys.
The playset retails at about £59.99 and though this sounds expensive, when you look at the features, the quality and the hours of happiness it would bring a Doc fan, it is a small price to pay. Aeryn spends a lot of time conducting check ups on her other toys as well as us members of the family.
I think this would make a lovely Christmas present and I can definitely see any little one going wide eyed on receiving it.
Disclaimer: I was sent this Doc McStuffins Carry Along Playset for review. All ideas and opinions are my own.